Mi Na Park of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been awarded a 2010 Korean American Scholarship.
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Founded in 1969 by a small group of concerned individuals in Washington, D.C., the KASF began as a local organization with limited focus and funding resources. However, with the dramatic growth of Korean immigrant communities in the U.S., the KASF has expanded to include other regions and to broaden its funding base. The KASF seeks 1) to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, 2) to encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and 3) to nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
Mi Na Park is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (clinical emphasis). Under the mentorship of her advisor Dr. Robert Koegel, she is pursuing her clinical and research interests in working with children and families. Her area of focus is in providing comprehensive services to families with children with developmental disabilities and to ethnic minority families.
[Mi Na Park is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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